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Definition of the verb inflict

What does inflict mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: inflicted | inflicting | inflicts

  1. impose something unpleasant

Alternative definition of the verb inflict

verb

  1. To thrust upon; to impose.

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Google previewA dictionary of the derivations of the English language (1872)

by English language

Inflict, (in-flikf) v. t, [L. infligere, inflict am, from in and fligere, to strike, allied to Eng .flog.] To lay or throw; to impose, as a punishment, &c. Inflorescence, (in-flor-es' ens) n. [L. inflorescens, from in and florescere, to 'begin to blossom, from flos, floris ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1898)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

51, in which, proceeding upon the assumption that cruelty to animals was an offense at common law, it was held that deliberation was a necessary element of the offense, as evidencing a wicked intent to inflict injury upon the animal. That this ...

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted (1903)

To which Has Been Added Statutory Definitions by Frederick Stroud

INFLICT.

Google previewCONCEPTUAL TRANSFER IN THE BILINGUAL MENTAL LEXICON (2012)

by Sherif Okasha

Though the abstract functional feature common to all weapons is that of “being used to inflict physical harm”, it hardly constrains them to a set of regularly similar objects. Embedded in this feature is the dimension degree of harm. Even in a ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1906)

Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea; a Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words, Prepared Under the Supervision of Francis Andrew March ... and Francis Andrew March, Jr by Francis Andrew March

To inflict light punishment. Let the wound heal. To forgive. Make allowances for. To excuse on account of. Make up a quarrel. To be friends again Not be too hard upon. To inflict light punishment. Overlook. To purposely disregard. Pardon.

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1910)

merely to allege the assault to have been made “feloniously and maliciously” or The intent to inflict the bodily harm being of the esseme of the ofiense must be alleged,“ and an indictment alleging an assault and the infliction of bodily harm has ...

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The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all. (Niccolo Machiavelli)
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Scrabble value of I1N1F4L1I1C3T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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